Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath1 aOn a Sabbath ▼
▼Some manuscripts On the second first Sabbath (that is, on the second Sabbath after the first)while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples cplucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. 2But some of the Pharisees said d“Why are you doing ewhat is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 3And Jesus answered them, f“Have you not read gwhat David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4how he entered the house of God and took and ate hthe bread of the Presence iwhich is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” 5And he said to them, j“The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
A Man with a Withered Hand6On another Sabbath khe entered the synagogue land was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7And the scribes and the Pharisees mwatched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath nso that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8But ohe knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. 9And Jesus said to them, “I ask you pis it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10And qafter looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And rhe did so, and his hand was restored. 11But they were filled with sfury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
The Twelve Apostles12In these days the went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13And when day came uhe called his disciples vand wchose from them twelve, whom he named xapostles: 14Simon ywhom he named Peter, and zAndrew his brother, and aaJames and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15and abMatthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called acthe Zealot, 16and adJudas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude17And aehe came down with them and stood on a level place, with afa great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of agTyre and Sidon, 18who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. ahAnd those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19And all the crowd aisought to touch him, for ajpower came out from him and healed them all.
The Beatitudes20And akhe lifted up his eyes on his disciples aland said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for amyours is the kingdom of God. 21 an“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. ao“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22“Blessed are you when appeople hate you and when they aqexclude you and revile you and arspurn your name as evil ason account of the Son of Man! 23 atRejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for auso their fathers did to the prophets.
Jesus Pronounces Woes24 av“But woe to you who are rich awfor you axhave received your consolation. 25“Woe to you who are full now, for ayyou shall be hungry. “Woe to azyou who laugh now bafor you shall mourn and weep. 26“Woe to you bbwhen all people speak well of you, for bcso their fathers did to bdthe false prophets.
Love Your Enemies27“But I say to you who hear beLove your enemies bfdo good to those who hate you, 28 bgbless those who curse you bhpray for those who abuse you. 29 biTo one who bjstrikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic ▼
▼Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skineither. 30 blGive to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31And bmas you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 32 bn“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34And boif you bplend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35But bqlove your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and bryou will be sons of bsthe Most High, for bthe is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 buBe merciful, even as bvyour Father is merciful.
Judging Others37 bw , bx“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; byforgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 bzgive, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put cainto your lap. For cbwith the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” 39He also told them a parable: cc“Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 cdA disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is cefully trained will be like his teacher. 41 cfWhy do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but cgdo not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
A Tree and Its Fruit43“For chno good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44for cieach tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 cjThe good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces ckevil clfor out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Build Your House on the Rock46 cm“Why cndo you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 coEveryone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. ▼
▼Some manuscripts founded upon the rock49 cqBut the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and crthe ruin of that house was great.”
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